More on the vision
From the outset, Terminal 3 was planned so that it could be expanded in stages by adding modules depending on actual requirements. In the years until 2019, passenger volumes grew faster than expected, causing Terminals 1 and 2 to reach the limits of their capacity sooner. In 2018, Fraport therefore decided to move construction of the second planned subproject, the one for Pier G, forward. However, the covid-19 outbreak in late 2020 made it necessary to change tack. Although the pier will still be completed on schedule in early 2022 with enough capacity for five million passengers a year, due to the collapse in passenger volumes caused by the pandemic it will not begin operating until much later when they reattain pre-crisis levels. According to current forecasts, this won’t be the case until 2026. Pier G will then start operating together with the main terminal building and Piers H and J.